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Paula Deen

Food Network Gives Her

THE AX

6/21/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5:10 PM PT -- Paula has just released a statement, thanking the Food Network for 11 "great years." She said, "Because of the gift the Food Network gave me, I've had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country."

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Paula Deen
's goose has been cooked at the Food Network.  Officials tell TMZ they are not renewing her contract, which expires at the end of this month.

Paula apparently was done in for her comments during a deposition in a civil lawsuit, in which she freely admitted to using the N-word in the past.

Deen issued an apology this morning that bordered on ridiculous -- it was heavily edited and frankly insincere.

She issued a second apology shortly before the Food Network said it would not renew her contract.

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16.

Diane    

food network is crazy-they have other people on there that have done worse please

405 days ago
17.

debs    

Food Networks LOSS I'm sure someone else will sign her!!

405 days ago
18.

ROTTIE    

laughing my ass off!!

405 days ago
19.

Melanor    

You could build a mansion with the amount of sand packed up everyone's nether regions over this incident.

405 days ago
20.

ERP    

Won't be watching the Food Network any longer. She makes more money on personal appearances anyway. Now please bully Lil Wayne (for stomping on the American flag) the same way you have bullied Ms. Dean.

405 days ago
21.

Livvie    

Oh well. It's not like she'll be hurting for money or anything. Her food sucked anyway.

405 days ago
22.

Mike    

It has been many years since I've heard the term "politically correct" used in any context, except by those trying to justify rude behavior.

405 days ago
23.

TheEric    

To everyone complaining about freedom of speech or living a politically correct life, you have the freedom to say whatever you want. And, inversely, Food Network has the right to say that her values don't line up with their values.

405 days ago
24.

peacewithlennon    

it's a damn word to give two ****s.

405 days ago
25.

JimmydeansausageCo.    

Ya know, I would have sex with her. Imagine the food she could whip up after an oil soaked throw down in the sack.

405 days ago
26.

Samantha    

There are a number of reasons the Food Network needed to get rid of her-her unhealthy cooking is one of them. Using the N word is another. We don't need to support a racist and someone who is unhealthy.

405 days ago
27.

Josh    

HEY Paula, only BLACK people can say that word... for some strange reason

405 days ago
28.

Misty    

What idiot believes that an over 60 something white person from the south has never used the N word. It is absolutely ridiculous. Food Network should be ashamed of themselves

405 days ago
29.

Rinny    

over reaction... but i am sure its not just due to these comments, i personally cant stand her... even before her comment. but, its free speech and free thought.

405 days ago
30.

queen love    

Old white woman bites the dust.

405 days ago
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